Subject: Gleanings: still fixated on the ballot
I’m always amazed at the swiftness of satirists.
and a reader submission! woo hoo!
here a bonus
And of course the CHI-WEB list on usability is having a field day discussing the ballot
Statistical analysis including a regression test on the results of Palm
Beach vs. the rest of Florida
Interactive (java-based) plot of data
Dan Bricklin (inventor of Visicalc) taking a usability perspective on the
GENERAL WEB HOO-HAH
This morning’s webmonkey:
“Speaking of five-finger-discount sites, what a perfect time to take a
peeksee at some articles that cover the rights (and wrongs) of online
intellectual property owners:
Legislating Property of the Mind
(or listen to it here:
Are You Stealing Fonts?
NY Times: Computer Controls? Save Your Breath.
Instead of using artificial interfaces like keyboards, we would simply talk to
our computers and they would talk back, vastly simplifying those interactions.
But speech has not become the universal interface for desktop computers, and
some experts say that it is unlikely to do so any time soon.
IBM DeveloperWorks: From October 1999; Will voice interfaces replace screens?
digitalMASS: Opting out of the online-buying labyrinth.
When I log in to my Etrade account, all I want to see is the amount of money
in each mutual fund I own and my money market. There is one screen that
presents all this data. But I’ll be damned if I can remember which screen it
is, and I’ve had the account for six months.